If there is one word to define Auli, it would be gorgeous. This hill station in the lap of Uttarakhand is one of the most fascinating places to spend a holiday. Auli is an exact getaway in summer and also winter in India as this place is known for its majestic transformations in both seasons. This hill station is situated at the height of about 2500m, Auli becomes a meadow in the summer, while when the snow covers it in the winter season, Auli becomes the place for winter-sport enthusiasts. It is a growing skiing destination in India and is believed to be the best when it comes to its gradient slopes. Along with adventure, the air of Auli is replete with spirituality. According to legends from Hindu mythology, Auli is assumed to be the land where Lord Hanuman rested while he was finding Sanjivini Booti. Moreover, the view of prominent peaks like Nanda Devi and Neelkanth adds to the spiritual feel of the town.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
For the adventurers, Auli is at its best in winters. The snow on the steep slopes creates the spectacular ground for skiing. Skiers from far and away throng Auli from late November to late March.
Major Tourist Attractions
- Cable ride
- Vishnu Prayag
- Artificial Lake
- Gurso Bugyal
PLACES AROUND AULI
Gurso Bugyal– 3km trek from Auli will lead you to the striking Gurso Bugyal. Views of the impressive Himalayas like Trishul, Nanda Devi and Dron parvat are invigorating from Gurso Bugyal.
Joshimath – Joshimath is one of the four ‘math’ built by Adi Shankaracharya. Joshimath is the home of Shri Badrinath during the winter season. Joshimath is joined with Auli by highest cable car of Asia.
Chenab Lake – One must pass through the last village of Joshimath, Dang Village to reach Chenab Lake. The place is still unknown with the most number of tourists, and it is entirely inaccessible by motorable roads.
Munsyari – Nestling amidst striking Kumaon Himalayas at the height of 1645 m, Pithoragarh is usually called ‘Miniature Kashmir’.
Chattrakund – It is a small lake containing crystal clear water. Chattrakund is situated 1km ahead of Gurso Bugyal. Located amidst jungle this magical lake showers us with fairytale surroundings.
Kwani Bugyal – It is a famous destination with trekkers situated 12kms from Gurso Bugyal at an elevation of 3,380mts above sea level. The best time to tour Kwani Bugyal is June and September.
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort – GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) has developed a water sports resorts at Asan Barrage. The resort is just 43 km from Dehradun-Chandigarh Shimla highway.
Famous for/as: Scenic, Skiing
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali
Best Season: November – March Weather
Weather: Winter 4 – 24°C, Summer 15 – 30°C
Altitude: 3049 m above the mean sea level
STD code: 013172
Restaurants Near Auli, Chamoli
Shivansh Cafe n Resto